The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

Jonathan Weiner


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the Los Angeles Times e-book Prize

On a barren region island within the middle of the Galapagos archipelago, the place Darwin bought his first inklings of the speculation of evolution, scientists, Peter and Rosemary provide, have spent 20 years proving that Darwin didn't comprehend the energy of his personal thought. For one of the finches of Daphne significant, traditional choice is neither infrequent nor gradual: it's happening via the hour, and we will be able to watch.

In this dramatic tale of groundbreaking clinical study, Jonathan Weiner follows those scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and are available up with a brand new figuring out of lifestyles itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of thought and explication within the culture of Stephen Jay Gould.

With a brand new preface.

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